Chipper Jones, late lead doom Mets again

Chipper Jones

JonesChipper Jones -- who named his son Shea because of how well he played in the New York Mets' old stadium -- led off the eighth inning with a home run to spark the Atlanta Braves to a comeback win at Citi Field.

It's his 46th career home run against the Mets, the fourth-most all-time against the franchise. He broke a tie with Hank Aaron on that list, giving him the most home runs by a Braves player against the Mets.

Most HR vs Mets
MLB History

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Mets have led in the seventh inning or later in EACH of their past six home losses. That sets a major-league record.

Dating to May 16, the Mets have been outscored 29-3 after the sixth inning in those six home losses.

The loss drops the Mets to 20-5 this season when leading entering the eighth inning; they were 66-5 in that situation ALL of last season.